Research and Markets: Global Flat Glass Market

According to industry experts, the global flat glass market operates in a cyclic pattern, caused by the increase in demand for flat glass in the times of expansionary economic conditions and the falls…

According to industry experts, the global flat glass market operates in a cyclic pattern, caused by the increase in demand for flat glass in the times of expansionary economic conditions and the falls during periods of financial difficulty. However, the demand for glass has shown a constant growth, despite the worldwide recession, mainly due to the rising demand for building glass and automotive glass during 2000-2009 both in terms of production and consumption. The global flat glass market is divided as per regions and usage. The regional segment comprises Europe, North America, South East Asia, Former Soviet Union, Japan, China and the Rest of World. The usage segment is further sub-divided into construction market, automotive market and speciality market. The same market is dominated by four major players, which collectively represents 60% of worldwide glass production. However, these players have market shares that differ from one region to the other in terms of production as some have more presence in one region while less presence in other regions. Saint-Gobain, for example, is the largest player in Europe while it does not have dominance in other regions. The recently published report offers an analysis of the global flat glass market also discussing major market trends, growth drivers and potential market for flat glass. The competitive structure of the industry and profiles major players in the Global Flat Glass market are also included. The report, which mentions companies such as: NSG Group; AGC; Saint-Gobain; Guardian; Corning; Scheuten (NL); Schott; Glas Troesch and Xinyi Glass, has, as key topics: 1. World Flat Glass Market: An Overview 2. Global Flat Glass Market Size and Growth 3. Global Flat Glass Market – Segmentation 4. Global Flat Glass Market Trends and Drivers 5. Flat Glass Market – Competitive Landscape: 2009 6. Flat Glass Market – Company Profiles 7. Global Flat Glass Market Forecast